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Hi I'm Brent

...and I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

About Me

I'm a husband, dad and grandpa. My wife, Sheri, and I have been married for over 40 years. We have 5 children and 16 grandchildren (plus one on the way -- a boy). Sheri and I are both retired, but are still involved in a family business with our children.

Why I am a Mormon

My family has extensive pioneer Mormon history and that connection motivates me to serve in the church. More importantly, I have a burning testimony of the Lord Jesus Christ and His restored church -- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

How I live my faith

I have been active in the church for my entire adult life and have worked in most of the organizations within the church: teaching youth and adults; administrative; leadership; Scouting; and others.

What is the role of the husband and the wife in the family?

Children are a wonderful blessing. “Children are an heritage of the Lord” (Psalms 127:3). Raising a child isn’t easy. In fact, it’s among the most challenging and all-consuming responsibilities we have in life. But good parenting is vital—to society and to the Lord. Both mother and father have a necessary and important role in the lives of their children. Parents’ work in the home will be more effective if their first priorities are God, each other, and their children. A home that is safe, where children can grow mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually, requires faith and the best efforts of the parents working together (see “The Family: A Proclamation to the World”). In such a home, children learn to love and serve each other. They learn to keep the commandments of God and to be good citizens. Such homes bless children and their communities. Show more Show less